English Department

Senior Luke Gregerson has been accepted to the prestigious Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, which will send the English and music double major to Japan for a year where he will help teach English.

JET Program to Send English, Music Major to Japan

Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Luke Gregerson admits he’s watched his share of the Travel Channel.

Terri Seier, an English major from Petersburg, Neb., is spending the spring semester at Providence University in Taiwan. She was awarded the Freeman-ASIA Award to assist with her study abroad expenses.

Freeman-ASIA Award Sends Sophomore to Taiwan to Study Language, Culture

“The moment I walked into my first Chinese class, I knew that it was a language I wanted to stick with,” recalled Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Terri Seier.

Now Seier is stepping into a Chinese class in Taiwan, thanks to a Freeman-ASIA Award she received in December.

NWU professor Gerise Herndon has been selected for this year's Faculty Scholarship Presentation Award. Her presentation, "Transforming Trauma: Art and Healing after Genocide," will be held January 24 at 6 p.m.

Professor to Discuss how Genocide Survivors Express Pain, Healing Through Art

Nebraska Wesleyan University professor Gerise Herndon has conducted extensive research on Rwandan genocide survivors and through that research she’s learned the role of art in their healing.

Herndon will share her research and experiences during the Faculty Scholarship Presentation on Wednesday, January 24 at 6 p.m. The annual presentation highlights the scholarship of NWU faculty.

Sandy McBride, assistant professor of English and Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, has been honored with NWU's inaugural "Faculty Mentor of the Year" award.

English Professor Wins Inaugural Faculty Mentor Award

A Nebraska Wesleyan University English professor and Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities has been recognized by her peers for generously devoting time and energy to mentoring faculty.

Ken Keith, a former NWU psychology professor, will join former philosophy professor John Walker on November 2 for the annual William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series.

Professors Ken Keith, John Walker Return to NWU to Deliver Kloefkorn Lecture

Two long-time NWU professors will return to campus on Thursday, November 2, to deliver the annual William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series lecture.

The free lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Prairie Wolf A&B, located on the lower level of Story Student Center.

Tessa Jolls is the president and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy. She will deliver the 2017 Holder Lecture on Thursday, April 20.

President of Center for Media Literacy to Discuss Redefining Media Relationships and Culture

The president and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy will deliver this year's Kenneth R. Holder Lecture.

Tessa Jolls will deliver the lecture on Thursday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in the learning commons area, located on the first floor of Cochrane-Woods Library.

Poet Brenda Shaughnessy will read at the Spring Visiting Writers Series on March 30.

Spring Writers Series Features Poets

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Spring Visiting Writers Series will feature two poets.

Poet Brenda Shaughnessy, associate professor of English and creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark, will give a reading on Thursday, March 30. Poet and essayist Brian Blanchfield, visiting faculty at The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will give a reading on Thursday, April 13.

NWU senior Abby Feden was selected to attend the prestigious Juniper Writing Institute where she further developed her writing talent.

Student Finds Voice at Prestigious Juniper Writing Institute

"The pen is mightier than the sword."

Though a common proverb in the writers' world, following this mantra is much more difficult to do when attempting without a pen, or, more appropriately, without a voice.

Surgical Assistant Turned English Professor to Discuss How Research Enriches Creative Process

A former surgical assistant and current Nebraska Wesleyan University English professor who found herself more interested in writing about surgery than performing it, will deliver the university’s annual Faculty Scholarship Presentation on Wednesday, January 25.

New York Times best-selling author Claudia Rankine will give a free reading at NWU on October 11.

Visiting Writers Series to Include Renowned Poet Claudia Rankine

Renowned poet Claudia Rankine will headline Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Visiting Writers Series.

The award-winning author will give a free reading of her poetry on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium, located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

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